[windows2000] Re: keyboard/mouse not recognized when plugged in running server

  • From: "Raj C. RossRakesh" <raj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 15:07:16 +1000

Try this with your RDP client
%SystemRoot%\system32\mstsc.exe /console
You will never need to visit the physical server console
PnP = Plug and Pray 
Plug and Play as it ought to be


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Dennis Appelboom
Sent: Wed 30/08/2006 5:44 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: keyboard/mouse not recognized when plugged in 
running server

True, there is no problem with RDP connections, but sometimes you simply want 
to connect directly to the console, either with a physical mouse/keyboard, or 
with ilo (remote console).

In both cases, the keyboard/mouse will not work when not connected during 

I tried to use the windows 2000 workaround on the 2003 system, but no luck 






Van: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Namens Sorin Srbu
Verzonden: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:41 AM
Aan: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Onderwerp: [windows2000] Re: keyboard/mouse not recognized when plugged in 
running server


Can't you just plug in the periphs' and reboot?


If the server is remote and the only connection to it you have is RDP (is this 
the case?), I've found that even if the server is running headless, when 
connecting over RDP the local mouse and kbd are still recognized.





From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dennis Appelboom
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 6:56 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] keyboard/mouse not recognized when plugged in running 



I do have an issue with a windows 2003 server. This server is running, and I 
want to connect a keyboard/mouse to it...

Unfortunatelly, the keyboard/mouse are nog recognized since they were not 
attached during boot.... 


I had the same issue on windows 2000, but there was a workaround from Microsoft 
where you added the headless=1 registry..

Here is the article:  

It does not seem to work for windows 2003.....


I wonder if anyone ever had this issue and found a solution....





Dennis Appelboom



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